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Lifelong Learning Vs. Learned Helplessness

by Rob Smith “The Pike School seeks to develop within its community a lifelong love of learning…A Pike education is a journey that prepares...
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The Learning That Takes Place When Teachers Are Inspired

by Margaret Szegvari In my previous blog, I commented on how most teacher-training programs in the United States do not fully prepare teachers to hit...
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Taking Creativity Seriously

by Emily Sandagata Every day – all around me – artists invent, draw, plan, sing, share ideas and work collaboratively. In a Kindergarten classroom,...
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What’s in a Name?

by Tina Morris On the first day of school, I have to admit to being nervous when I meet my new students, not because...
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They Say That I’m A Dreamer, But I’m Not The Only One

by Colleen Welsh The New Year provides a time for all of us to reflect on the past 12 months and look ahead to...
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Not Your Grandmother’s (or your) Research Paper

by Fran Mellin Recently, while cleaning out closets in my mother’s house, I came across several sheafs of paper wrapped in tissue paper and...
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Coding through the Curriculum

  by Aaron Hovel and Jennifer ZacharisFor the second year, the Pike School has taken part in the largest worldwide learning event, known as the...
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Beyond the Brochure: A Community That Truly is Positive

by Shaun Jayachandran Truly great teachers are a rarity, but what if a school was full of exceptional teachers? What if the true talents...
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Your Six Seconds

by Michael Eatman What would it look like if all members of a community came together and explored what it would take to create...
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Teacher Driven Innovation

by Rod Boyer As part of Visiting Day at the school, a group of Pike faculty participated in a panel discussion on innovative teaching...